“The Cheating Culture: Why More Americans Are Doing Wrong to Get Ahead” Intro When Professor John Doe assigned this reading assignment, I had really no idea what academic book would appeal to me. I definitely wanted to choose a book that would impact me in the long run and that I would benefit from. When I told my brother about the book, he said that he was just finishing a book called “The Cheating Culture, Why More Americans Are Doing More To Get Ahead” by, David Callahan. When he quickly explained what the book was about I knew that was the book I was going to read. I figured that this would be a good choice, because everywhere you look these days you see cheating.
Dell seems not to be showing off how smart he is, but is just a man concerned that he hasn't seen these ideas explained clearly, and thinks that a basic understanding of the subject makes life a little more comprehensible. The tone is that of a heart-to-heart talk between friends; he has some concerns he'd like to get off his chest, and thinks perhaps you'll profit from hearing them. I think the down-to-earth yet colorful style of the book attracted me even more than the subject matter. In so many ways I was taught in school that pretension was part of what made writing good; this was a beacon saying that there was integrity in stating things plainly and honestly as you saw them, and admitting that you don't know everything. A hard lesson to learn, and all the harder when your whole youth is about maintaining a false front for your own survival.
The Good Earth I was in a complete daze after reading Pearl S. Buck’s remarkable novel, The Good Earth. It was somewhat hard not to stop what I was doing afterwards and try to put myself in the characters’ shoes and visualize everything that happened in the book. I was so taken by the plot that I remember not wanting to put down the book till I knew what happened next in one of the conflicts in the story. Considering my reaction to it when I first got the book and my reaction to it now, you would really think it’s ironic. First of all I wasn’t quite happy when I found out about the reading we had to do and obviously not looking forward to reading having to squeeze it in my hectic after school schedule.
Professor Meghdadi also commented that I did not define a narrowed audience. The struggles in the process of writing the RIP almost led me to switch to a different topic because I was confused about the prompt and the requirements that I need to meet. Thankfully, I gained a better understanding of this assignment after Professor Meghdadi provided us an outline of the RIP Essay, and went over a few essays of my peers to give us an idea of his expectations. As I completed my second draft, I also received helpful suggestions from my peers, Franklin, Ethan, and Yi-Ling. One of the comments from Ethan was about the money issue that prevents people to try skydiving (Figure-15).
These patterns of this story also leads up to the reason why this story was written the way Bradbury planned. As Montag and his wife Mildred reads this journey of the books more and more suspicion to Captain Beatty mind. Montag knows that this situation was a lose or win outcome between his job and his life. Thi... ... middle of paper ... ...iece of writing that have other writers more skeptical about their writings too. How the main character in the story shows his point of view about how the story takes place is very much so correct, about how feel about it myself.
Upon opening the book, and beginning to read the first chapter, it felt as though the author was introducing me to the book as if in real life. The author spoke as if he wasn't telling the story, but instead preparing you for the story. The fact of the matter, is that he was doing both. Calvino was preparing the reader for the first story of the book by listing the best ways to read a book by removing any distractions and getting comfortable. Reading this was very hard going, as the first chapter to me it read like a set of stereo instructions and it made me think I don't need to be told the best way read a book, as the best way to read a book is all down to personal preference.
He was also pressured by his parents and he was very listless and tentative student before meeting Keating. He could not even tell his opinion and mind in front of other people. However, he changed gradually and respected... ... middle of paper ... ...kly… The moment should have been appreciated more… Because every moment is to be a blessing, It is like a bud that will burst as I give what it does serve! After I read this book, this poem came to my head directly. ‘Dead Poets Society’ tell us the importance of enjoying our life and emphasis ‘Carpe Diem’ which means seize the day.
He was looking forward to see where Tommy would go from here. He returned back to his body, letting go of the voice that had directed him before to Tommy. The scientists was perplexed at why he was smiling, they give him odd looks as he lay there smiling. A/N This was such a hard chapter to write after all that had happen in the last two chapter, I had to keep redoing this chapter until I got what you see here, If everything go well next chapter will be posted sooner than this one. Don't worry, I promise I will write a chapter involving Tommy and Anthony past and what happen to them, I know that part may have left you guys wondering.
Reader Reaction to Billy Budd I approached Melville's Billy Budd with a mixture of trepidation and determination. I read the Introduction first, because I thought its purpose was to introduce the author, and place the selected stories in context and I thought this would be an aid to understanding. I was correct, but too correct, because Joyce Carol Oates, without warning of the spoiler, casually references Billy's death. I think this knowledge influenced my reading, because I was aware of the ultimate outcome, I read with the purpose of understanding why that came to be. However, I am still a little angry with her for ruining the climax because Billy Bud is not such a generally well known story that it is fair to assume that the reader is familiar with the plot; her Introduction should have been Afterword.
Without realizing it, I started to enjoy helping my friends figure out their problems. It led me to wonder what I could do to help them more. With my first attempt, I would suggest talking with a counselor. It didn’t work out like I planned because many of them thought adults untrustworthy. So then I started to talk with friends.